Apparently they are super common for those of us with j pouches and ostomies because we are more prone to dehydration and malnutrition. I had kidney stones and a stent put in back in April/May of this year. Had a 24 hour urinalysis done to determine what type of kidney stone so we can figure out how to treat and prevent them. The results came back and I have an appt with the doc next week to go over them. Of course I'm looking them over, but I'm severely dehydrated most of the time. I only put out 300 ml of urine in one day, which is horrible. I also am pretty sure he'll put me on a low oxalate and low sodium diet. He may even put me on a low protein diet from what I'm reading, even tho I don't even eat any animal protein - seriously. I'm not even overweight. It's so weird.
Anyhow, my question for you guys is how do you incorporate healthy food into your diet, specifically vegetables. I don't eat any right now. None. Literally none. I have a shake in the AM for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and a meal for dinner. For dinner I'll have chicken parm without a veggie, or we'll do a turkey burger without a veggie. I basically can't handle veggies. I don't eat salads, I don't do uncooked veggies as snacks. I just don't have a taste for them or the appetite. I should also add that I'm on a medication for migraines that really eliminates my appetite. I've lost about 30 lbs on that (I'm a petite female as it is). How do I incorporate more healthy food into my diet when I'm not even hungry, or thirsty, as it is?
I mean from what I'm reading, I'm not absorbing nutrients as it is. And I'm at risk for serious kidney damage if I don't change how I eat and drink. I have to change something.
Another question - can you test what vitamins you are absorbing? Is that something you can do? I mean I did get tested when I had UC really bad, for vitamin loss for Vitamin D and anemia, etc. But, I guess I wonder if I'm absorbing everything I need to now that I have a j pouch. What doc do I ask about that? Is that even a thing?
Thanks in advance for your responses.